Branch Banking & Trust recently made several changes to the executive teams in its Georgia and Texas regions, including naming Heath Campbell (pictured first) as president in Georgia and Rob Bowlby (pictured second) as president in Texas.

BB&T also promoted Dontá Wilson to chief client experience officer in Georgia, and named Brant Standridge to the executive management team in Texas.

Campbell will replace Wilson as president of BB&T's Atlanta-based Northern Georgia Region on Aug. 1.

"The Atlanta region is a key strategic market for us, and Heath has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, cultivated exceptional client relationships and has a proven track record for long-term growth," BB&T President Ricky Brown said.

"Combined with his community commitment and extensive banking knowledge, Heath is an excellent choice to succeed a veteran like Dontá Wilson," Brown said.

Campbell brings more than 16 years of banking experience to the company. Since joining the company in 2003, Campbell served as a business banker, a business services officer, city executive and executive in different bank regions before being promoted to his most recent position in 2013 as president of the Kentucky Region.

"I am extremely excited about this new challenge and the opportunity to work with the outstanding professional teams we have in Atlanta," Campbell said.


Wilson joined BB&T in 1995 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. Prior to being named chief client experience officer, he held area executive, regional president and state president roles for several regions of the bank. Most recently, he served as regional president of the Northern Georgia Region since 2014.

Meanwhile in Texas, Bowlby will replace Standridge as president of the North Texas Region, effective Aug. 1.

"Our presence in North Texas continues to be critical to our overall growth strategy," Brown said. "Rob's proven leadership abilities and commitment to our clients and communities are key to our continued success in this important strategic market."

Bowlby brings 23 years of commercial banking experience to the company. He started his career in 1992 as a corporate banker; in 2003, he was promoted to regional loan administrator before relocating to Miami. In 2009, Bowlby was promoted to market president in Miami where he was responsible for the area's commercial loan portfolio, budget and community involvement.

Bowlby serves as chairman of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves on the board of directors and executive committee of Chapman Partnership.

"It has been a pleasure for my family to spend the last seven years in Miami and enjoy one of the world's greatest cities," Bowlby said. "I am so proud of the work our BB&T colleagues have done in this community, but I'm thrilled to become a part of the Dallas community where there are huge opportunities for us to serve our clients in meaningful ways.”


Standridge has more than 17 years of banking experience, which began when he joined BB&T's Leadership Development Program. Prior to being named president of the North Texas Region in 2014, Standridge held market president, regional president and state president roles for the Community Bank in various regions.

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